The Pilat Dune : The Pilat Dune
Emblem of the region : The Pilat Dune, 25km from the campsite
Pilat or Pyla?
Although the Dune welcomes more than 2 million visitors every year, few people know the correct spelling. Should one write Dune du Pilat or Dune du Pyla? The answer could not be simpler: Dune du Pilat, from the Gascon word Pilàt, "heap", "mound". Pyla refers to the seaside resort that adjoins the dune, Pyla-sur-Mer.